Body found in Emery County may be man who went missing in December
Courtesy of Emery County Sheriff's Office
ORANGEVILLE, Emery County — A body found in foothills near Orangeville Saturday morning may be a man who went missing in the area in December.
Just after 10 a.m., a lieutenant from the Emery County Sheriff's Office located the body, which was airlifted from the scene by a Utah Highway Patrol helicopter.
Search and rescue workers were looking for Matthew Alan Larsen, 25, five months ago after he was last seen Dec. 15, when he headed for the foothills by himself. Police have not confirmed that the body discovered Satuday is Larsen's.
Police called his disappearance "suspicious" at the time, because his absence seemed uncharacteristic.
This morning's search was organized by the Emery County lieutenant who found the body, and was made up of parishoner's from Larsen's church.
The body is at the State Medical Examiner’s Office to find out the cause of death and confirm the identity of the deceased.
Contributing: David Self Newlin
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